NGC 3178 (right) NGC 3729 (left) and Hickson 56 (below centre)

Imaged 2009 April 24th at the Kelling Heath Star Party, Norfolk, UK
Televue TVNP101 100mm APO refractor 540mm fl.
Sbig ST4 autoguider on G11 Mount
Starlight Xpress HX916 CCD camera
 True Tech RGB colour filters
LRGB image L 105 mins 1x1, R 15 mins 1x1 G 15 mins 1x1, B 15 mins 1x1,  Two hour thirty minute total exposure.
Sub exposures  300 seconds

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This group of galaxies in Ursa Major passes overhead in late spring. The exposures were taken at the spring Kelling star party under the dark Norfolk skies. The spring star party was moved from March to April making the nights surprisingly short.

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